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[movies]Fabricantes Mexicanas de Ollas - Stuart Roe
A wonderful film, depicting the making of ollas, large earthen jars, featuring Carmen Portillo of the Mayan village of Ubalama, firing clay above ground, utilizing branches and old boards for fuel.
Keywords: Maya; Ubalama; pottery; olla; Carmen Portillo
Downloads: 952
[movies]Facts About Projection - Robert Edmonds
An old-timey set-up & projection techniques film, set in a school classroom. This film teaches the young projectionist how to put on a good show, and not trip over the cord while doing so.
Keywords: projector; 16mm; Bell & Howell
Downloads: 7,274 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Farm Family in Autumn - Thomas G Smith
On Red Markham's farm near Whitewater, Wisconsin, son Steve tells his story: through the woods, taking a school bus, how muddy fields impact harvesting, canning jam, making jack-o-lanterns, and watching a dairy truck collect milk. About the film, director Tom Smith writes: " In the 1970s, the Markham family enjoyed national fame for a brief period when the popular children’s TV show, “Captain Kangaroo” aired film clips from these films on CBS network...
Downloads: 3,989
[movies]Farm Family In Spring - Thomas G. Smith
Filmed on the farm of Gerald "Red" Markham, near Whitewater, Wisconsin, and narrated by Red's son Dale. He notes that Spring is a busy time of the year on a farm, but especially on a dairy farm that has many acres to be cultivated, fertilized, and planted in field corn as well as sweet corn. There are also trips to town, meetings of the LaGrange Four-H club, and a birthday party. Dale Markham went on to play in the National Football League: Tom Smith mad...
Keywords: encyclopedia britannica; spring; farm
Downloads: 640
[movies]Farm Family In Summer - Thomas G. Smith
This film follows a rural family to a county fair, showing scenes of horse races, concessions, corn judging contests and tractor demonstrations; Gerald "Red" Markham farm near town of Whitewater, near LaGrange, Walworth Co. Wisconsin. The children are Dale, Pam, Steve. Tom Smith made four films in this series. Farm Family in Autumn, Farm Family in Spring, Farm Family in Summer, and Farm Family in Winter, all available to see in the Academic Film Archive of North America collection on the Interne...
Keywords: farm; tom smith; encyclopedia britannica
Downloads: 436
[movies]Farm Family in Winter. - Thomas G Smith
Shows family life on a modern farm in winter. Describes the care and feeding of livestock kept on a farm in winter. Here, farm life continues at a vigorous pace, in spite of restrictions of inclement weather, as a farm family complete the work of harvest and prepare for the renewal of the growing cycle in spring. The story is told in first person by the grandfather, at Gerald "Red" Markham's farm near the town of Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin...
Downloads: 5,956
[movies]Farmer-Fishermen - Ronald Craigen
'Farmer-Fishermen' (1948) 15m, dir. Ronald Craigen. Narrated in the first-person, a boy's narration of fishing culture in Norway. The boy and father return to farm during warm months, and he and his sister tend flocks for the summer in a mountain hut, away from their parents. Many other adolescents do the same, making for great camaraderie in the mountains. Net mending, potato planting, weaving, etc...
Keywords: Norway
Downloads: 679
[movies]Felipa: North of the Border - Bert Salzman
A bilingual girl of Mexican-American parents has ambitions to be teacher. She gets early experience when she helps her uncle learn English so he can obtain a driver’s license for a new job. Awards: Columbus Film Festival : ”Best Film in category” Aired on CBS Children’s Film Festival
Keywords: Bert Salzman
Downloads: 3,035 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Fiddler, The - Tom Roades
'The Fiddler' (1975) 20m, dir. Marshall Riggan. This amazing film showcases an elderly East Texas fiddle maker and his wife. After his hand-crafted fiddle is finished, we discover that he's an amazing country fiddler, too. This 'lost' film was produced by Riggan for a religious organization. Later, under new management, the organization apparently decided that the film was more profane than sacred, and discarded or destroyed all remaining prints.
Downloads: 6,299 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]Film Making Experience, A (The Night Before Christmas) - Willis Simms
Made by Willis Simms' 6th Period Art Class at Hughes Jr. High, Woodland Hills, California. The film depicts the making of the film as well as the finished product, with Bolex camera, the construction of miniature sets, lighting and splicing. The jazz sound track is performed by Robert Clark, music teacher at Hughes Jr. High. The narration was done by veteran actor Marvin Miller. The girl shown splicing footage is Simms' daughter Laura...
Keywords: student film
Downloads: 194
[movies]Fisher Folk of Lake Pátzcuaro - Ralph Adams
The Taracsan Indians, living on the island of Janítzio, are shown fishing with their butterfly nets, in a rare and damaged film we’re hoping to completely restore, when finances permit.
Keywords: Tarascan; Janitzio; Patzcuaro; butterfly net; fishing
Downloads: 1,124
[movies]Food From The Sun - Thomas G. Smith
Essentially a film on photosynthesis, this film includes demonstrations and drawings to show how life on earth relies on the sun for energy. It describes the basic processes by which plants and animals obtain the sun's energy stored in food, and how this energy is converted into food. The avant-garde jazz music score is thought to be performed by the Art Ensemble of Chicago. About the music, director Tom Smith notes: "It was a group of perhaps five or six musicians led by a pianist...
Keywords: food; Art Ensemble of Chicago; sun; animal
Downloads: 802
[movies]Frames of Reference - Richard Leacock
This PSSC film utilizes a fascinating set consisting of a rotating table and furniture occupying surprisingly unpredictable spots within the viewing area. The fine cinematography by Abraham Morochnik, and funny narration by University of Toronto professors Donald Ivey and Patterson Hume is a wonderful example of the fun a creative team of filmmakers can have with a subject that other, less imaginative types might find pedestrian.
Keywords: physics; science; PSSC
Downloads: 76,928 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[movies]Franck-Hertz Experiment - EDC (Education Development Center)
Professor Byron L Youtz uses a stream of electrons accelerated through mercury vapor to show that the kinetic energy of the electrons is transferred to the mercury atoms only in discrete packets of energy. Establishes the association of the quantum of energy with a line in the spectrum of mercury. Points out that the Frank-Hertz experiment was one of the earliest indications of the existence of internal energy states within the atom...
Keywords: physics; PSSC; experiments; electrons
Downloads: 712
[movies]French and Indian War, The: Seven Years' War in America - William Deneen
This film uses a large collection of paintings on the French and Indian War to offer a vivid and realistic picture of key episodes, places, and people. It explains some of the differences between French and English colonial policy and ways of life, depicting the battle for Quebec in detail, including the deaths of Montcalm and Wolfe.The script was written by noted novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard.
Keywords: french and indian war; US History; Encyclopedia Britannica
Downloads: 5,938
[movies]From the Desert to the Sea - Johanna Alemann
Contrasts man's thoughtless abuse of his environment with the unspoiled beauties of nature. Alemann's painterly camera captures impressionistic views of Yosemite's waterfalls, forest wildlife, mountain trees and flowers, and Monterey cypresses. For more on director Johanna Alemann, visit
Keywords: environmet; ecology; Yosemite; Monterey cypress
Downloads: 278
[movies]Frontier Boy of the Early Midwest - William Deneen
Dramatizes everyday events in the life of a Midwest settler's family from a child's viewpoint, illustrating school and community activities as well as home life, and stressing the self-sufficiency of the early settler. The script was written by noted novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard.
Downloads: 1,560
[movies]Fête Folklorique - Milan Herzog
Lesson 65 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Je Parle Français' French language instruction series of 1961. The ilm begins with a parade in Bretagne with traditional dress, accompanied by bagpipes. Leter actors Ghislaine Dumont and Jean Landret meet traditional dancers who perform a round dance, accompanied by chanter and bagpipes. For more on EB's foreign language series of films from the early 1960s, visit
Keywords: Bretagne; Brittany; bagpipe; folklore; dance; French language instruction
Downloads: 586
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